Did you know that Wes Craven was at one point in his life an English teacher and humanities professor, and that he didn't start directing films until he was 30? Knowing this, it's no surprise that he approaches discussions about the horror genre with such intellect and conviction.
Next to Mick Garris, the one other filmmaker most associated with adapting the work of Stephen King has to be Frank Darabont, first with the Academy Award nominated The Shawshank Redemption, then The Green Mile and finally the vastly underrated shocker The Mist.
While William Friedkin isn't primarily known as a "genre" director, he did make what is arguably one of the scariest movies ever with The Exorcist. And even though the movie is now nearly 40 years old, I still always find discussions about it to continue to be fascinating.
Earlier today, we revisited an episode of Mick Garris' Post Mortem featuring Rob Zombie. Well, why not go back and revisit the episode with the director behind the original Halloween now? Let's run down his filmography. Halloween. The Fog. Escape From New York.
Whether you like the films of Rob Zombie or not, you can't argue that he always makes for a fascinating interview. I tend to fall in the camp that loves The Devil's Rejects, Zombie's second feature length film as a writer/director, and although I have mixed feelings on the other titles in his filmography, I still find them all to be intriguing projects worth revisiting.
I gotta be honest right up front: I’ve never been a big Mick Garris fan. Garris is perhaps best known for his work adapting a variety of Stephen King books for television, including The Stand, The Shining, Desperation and, most recently, Bag of Bones.